I am not sure this is true for most professions or not. In the past few years, work places are moving toward more collaboration or specifically more toward team oriented. Working alone (I don’t necessarily mean in complete isolation) becomes thing of the past. I also don’t mean there is no time to think independently either. But the trend is more of doing more of coming to do works together at many levels. The goal isn’t for more quantity but more of quality. Pair working is encouraged for many things you do daily. I think it is a good thing. As a consumer, especially when you use health care service, it could make you feel better if you see more than one doctors work for our condition.
Of course there are things to overcome when you work close with others. I am sure you can think of few things that might be a problem. For me, the trend does not come naturally but over time I feel more comfortable, confident for things I do as the results have been through extra pairs of eye than my own, discussed, debated and consented. This reminds of “Stand by me” song. It may not fit the thought exactly here but it gives similar feel in a sense..
When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me…
By Ben E. King